Matthew 22:32

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Iacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the liuing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB'? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not `the God' of the dead, but of the living.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead but of the living.
- Basic English Bible

*I* am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not God of [the] dead, but of [the] living.
- Darby Bible

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
- Webster's Bible

`I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of dead, but of living men."
- Weymouth Bible

'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' God is not the God of the dead, but of the living."
- World English Bible

Y am God of Abraham, and God of Ysaac, and God of Jacob? he is not God of deede men, but of lyuynge men.
- Wycliffe Bible

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not a God of dead men, but of living.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 22:32


22:32 I am the God of Abraham - The argument runs thus: God is not the God of the dead, but of the living: (for that expression, Thy God, implies both benefit from God to man, and duty from man to God) but he is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: therefore, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are not dead, but living. Therefore, the soul does not die with the body. So indeed the Sadducees supposed, and it was on this ground that they denied the resurrection. #Exod 3:6|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 22:32


Mt 22:32 I am the God of Abraham. See Ex 3:6. God does not say, "I was", but "I 'am' the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob". The present tense shows that he is still the God of the departed patriarchs, and that they are still in existence. God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Queen Victoria is not the queen of Bacon, Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, but only of her living subjects. The Savior teaches that the soul is resurrected when it leaves the body, and that there is no unconscious state between death and the final resurrection of the body.

Discussion for Matthew 22

  • Omotoso Christopher
    Many lessons to learn from this chapter. Those that were bidden but failed to come speaks of Israel that rejected her saviour. Issue of resurrection was clarified as the way of God could not be understood by man. Many lessons.
  • Lu2677
    The man in v. 12 is not Satan;The king called him "friend".Satan is not "friend". The man is someone who was not chosen; he did not have a wedding garment; the wedding is Christ and his church. The context of who the man is, is v.12,13, 14. V.14 For many are called, but few are chosen". God may call someone to righteousness, but then not chose them, they will be cast into outer darkness;hell.
  • Jeremy Forson
    Jesus is the son of the king(God the Father).The marriage is between him and the Church(Eph5:25). The privileged people who refused the invitation to the wedding are the Israelites. The Father therefore invited both good and bad guests (gentiles and pagans) to the table of wisdom(Prov.9) The man who had no wedding garment is the devil, the accuser. He went there purposely to accuse the brothers.
  • Clara N. Offord
    Are You complaining, and offering no solution? Where is your Agape Love, God kind of Love?
  • Chuck
    read john1 Jesus GOD MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH JON 8-58 BEFORE ABRAHAM I AM THAT IS JESUS CHRIST
    THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA THE BEGINNING AND THE END.
    2ND COR5-21 FOR HE HATH MADE HIM TO BE SIN FOR US,WHO KNEW
    NO SIN:THAT WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM
    THAT IS MY LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
  • MockingBird for verse 37
    To sum it up , I believe I am to Love my Lord God with every fiber of my being : No , if's , and's , or , but's .I am commanded. His commandments are not grevious. He adds no sorrow . All He wants is Good things for us : How can I not but love Him with every fiber of my being !!!!

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